Sun Outages Expected in October

What is a sun outage?

A sun outage is an interruption or distortion of geostationary satellite signals caused by interference from the sun. This interference occurs when the sun is in direct line with a communication satellite and the sun’s radiation overwhelms the satellite signal.

What causes sun outages?

Sun outages are caused by the sun’s strong electromagnetic radiation. The sun’s radiation can interfere with the radio waves that are used to transmit data between satellites and earth stations. This interference can cause the signal to become weak or distorted, resulting in a sun outage.

Please see the chart below with estimated date and time.

Depending on your location the impact may vary.

How often do sun outages happen?

Sun outages occur twice a year, in the spring and fall. The exact dates of sun outages vary depending on your location.

How long do sun outages last?

Sun outages typically last for a few minutes, but they can sometimes last for up to 15 minutes. The duration of a sun outage depends on the size of the satellite dish, the strength of the signal, and the amount of solar radiation.

Sun outages are a natural phenomenon that are caused by the sun’s strong electromagnetic radiation. They are not harmful to your TV or satellite receiver. However, they can be inconvenient and annoying.